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se7entythree
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Yeah they're designed to be supported by the hips. Not wide female hips, just the bone/joints called hips. As long as you have those, it will work. Men wear backpacks all the time, and for a long time they didn't even make female-specific ones.

7/12/2014 8:10:45 AM

Smath74
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my wife has so many wraps and carriers i can't keep up with it anymore. if i want to carry my kid i just put them on my shoulders.

her newest one is a kinderpack.

7/14/2014 8:07:57 PM

elise
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Kinderpaks are awesome but you have to stalk the page on Thursday to get a print you want.

7/15/2014 5:35:06 PM

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she loves hers.

7/15/2014 5:55:40 PM

elise
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It is on my list but I want a Tula next.

7/15/2014 10:40:19 PM

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I have a daughter born with congenital hip dysplasia and after reading up about it I can't believe that things like Baby Bjorns are still allowed on the market.

7/19/2014 12:17:38 PM

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http://www.fineandfairblog.com/2013/12/narrow-based-carrier-scarf-hack.html

7/19/2014 1:20:14 PM

elise
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What smath said.

I don't have a Bjorn but that trick is cool.

7/20/2014 8:11:26 PM

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I need to put my daughter into daycare now. I find three locations in Morrisville near my home. Any suggestions?
http://allstarzchildrensacademy.com/default.aspx
http://www.carolinakidsacademy.com/
http://www.hatchergrove.org/Academy/index.html

[Edited on July 23, 2014 at 4:07 PM. Reason : ;]

7/23/2014 4:07:31 PM

darkone
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I suggest you be prepared for you kid to be constantly sick.

7/23/2014 6:11:52 PM

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Then what should I do? She's now with my in-laws at home and never sick. But I think finally she needs to go to daycare.

7/23/2014 6:57:19 PM

elise
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So anyone dealt with post partum thyroiditis?

8/13/2014 8:46:12 PM

elkaybie
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I've always had thyroid problems, but mine went crazy wonky after childbirth. Nearly doubled my dosage.

8/14/2014 9:16:31 PM

elise
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They want me to ride it out. But I'm tired of being miserable.

8/15/2014 8:50:01 AM

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Who is they? Your OB or an Endocrinologist? Because fuck that.

I dropped baby weight not bc I was breastfeeding or exercised but my thyroid was so whack. I felt terrible. Had depression. The whole nine. Find a dr that will put you on a medication and then wean you off.

I see Dr Stall at Raleigh Endocrine Associates. They will prescribe synthetic or desiccated thyroid medication.

[Edited on August 15, 2014 at 9:07 AM. Reason : ]

8/15/2014 9:06:59 AM

elise
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That would be Dr. Stall who wants me to ride it out, lol. I will see him again in a month to see where my blood work is. I was thyrotoxic for 5 months. I lost almost all my baby weight. My heart was freaking out so I am currently on beta blockers. But the last bloodwork came up hypothyroid. I got letter saying that he will discuss it with me at my next appointment (september) and to continue my current treatment. I called them anyways and although I do like Dr. Stall and the techs I met the chick that called me back was clueless.

I think I can manage until the 11th because the hypo stage doesn't make me feel as awful as the thyrotoxic stage did. Unless my milk supply is affected, then he will be getting another call.

8/15/2014 9:52:24 AM

elkaybie
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Heh. Well I think that's crazy but he's a great dr. They'll get you straight.

8/15/2014 3:23:45 PM

A Tanzarian
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When did you turn the car seat around to be forward facing?

Where I live it's legal at 1 year and 20 lbs, though the recommendation is that children remain rear facing for as long as possible. I'm curious when others have made the switch.

8/18/2014 3:50:52 PM

elise
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We haven't reached that mark yet, but I'm planning to rear face until 2 at the earliest. I made the mistake of watching YouTube crash test videos. We will probably rear face for as long as it is the safest choice.

8/18/2014 5:21:25 PM

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I think we're getting ready to have to make it. She does not like the car seat at all, and when she gets mad she can push up against the back of the seat pretty hard. She's 15 months and about 24 lbs.

8/18/2014 8:09:21 PM

A Tanzarian
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We'll be making the move from infant seat to convertible car seat in the next week or two. My daughter meets the age and weight requirements to forward face, so the new car seat makes turning around an option for the first time. I've been thinking similar to Elise about keeping her rear facing until closer to 2 (which I believe is also the AAP recommendation). The only reasons I could think of for turning around sooner are if she begins to fight the seat (pretty much what ^ said), or for convenience during long trips.

The Britax seats I'm looking at can rear face up to 40 lbs. I can't imagine trying to shoe horn a 40 lb kid into a rear facing seat.

8/19/2014 11:25:21 AM

elise
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I'm looking at the Britax ... pavilion? I think it was that. One step above the marathon.

8/19/2014 11:47:21 AM

A Tanzarian
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Yeah, I'm looking at the Pavilion. It's the same as the Advocate except no side impact bags. We'll probably go try it out at BRU this weekend.

8/19/2014 12:06:29 PM

se7entythree
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We have the Diono Radian RXT. It has side impact protection, without having the kid feeling like they're sitting in cocoon type thing. My daughter has super severe motion sickness, so an open feeling & movement of air was extremely important. We initially chose it because it has the highest weight limit for rear facing (45 lbs), although now Diono makes a couple of models that go up to 50. I wanted to keep her RF as long as possible, but with the car sickness, repeated vomiting, screaming & panicking through even just short trips like to daycare a half mile away...we turned her around FF at 1 year 1 month & 21 lbs. We now have a Britax Pioneer 70 in my husband's car, but the Radian still feels like a much more solid seat. It also is fairly narrow, you could fit 3 across in a normal car if you wanted, so it leaves more room for other passengers in the back as well. She takes zofran if we go on a trip out of town, and now that she's over 2, the ped said she could have phenergan, but that'll knock her out so I don't think it's such a good idea.

Forgot to add that even though we had bought the seat bc of its high RF weight limits, I'm glad we have it with her FF at a year bc Diono seats are the only ones out there with a load-limiting strap for small kids 20-40lbs that are FF.

[Edited on August 19, 2014 at 4:45 PM. Reason : ]

8/19/2014 4:42:45 PM

A Tanzarian
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Any stay at home dads?

8/22/2014 8:19:47 PM

rjrumfel
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We bought the marathon and are happy with it. The guy at Buy Buy Baby didn't seem to think the upgrade was really worth it.

Went to our 15 month checkup this morning, and asked the doctor her thoughts on turning Abby around. She said not until 2 I realize its every parent's own decision but man, if we stick to that, its gonna be a rough 7 months. She's already really really tall for her age, so she's cramped.

8/22/2014 9:03:22 PM

elise
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Broken legs cast it.
Broken neck casket.

AAP recommends 2 years and they along with the WHO are trying to get that pushed to the legal age. Car seat people apparently recommend 4 because that is when the spine is fully fused or something like that.

8/23/2014 8:04:38 PM

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The AAP also recommends circumcision. Fuck those chodes. Make your own decision based on your own risk assessment. We're not talking about strapping the child to the top of the car here.

[Edited on August 25, 2014 at 7:48 PM. Reason : .]

8/25/2014 7:48:08 PM

elise
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I'm just saying I hear cramped legs and boredom as a reason for turning kids around pretty often. Personally I don't think those are good enough reasons. Do your own research and make a decision that works for your family but I wouldn't et me kid whine their way in to a forward facing position.

We did not circumcise because we felt it was unnecessary. We did research and went with our instincts, but the AAP guidelines are still a good point to research.

8/25/2014 9:16:52 PM

A Tanzarian
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Went with the Pavilion. The "air bags" on the Advocate are worthless.

8/26/2014 11:47:25 PM

Johnny Swank
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3.5 son decided that he hates riding in the car. Hates it. He's fine in the car seat inside, but throws a fit once we get moving. Any ideas?

The bugger will go 5 hours on a flight with no problem, but the 20 minute ride to/from the airport is nerve-wracking.

8/27/2014 8:44:35 AM

elise
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2^ good to know

Is it motion sickness or just a tantrum?

8/27/2014 9:23:09 AM

elise
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We got something called a noggle that directs airflow to the Biscuit and we have very few complaints, except when I forget to hook it up and he gets mad.

9/9/2014 11:29:07 AM

disco_stu
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Crap that looks awesome. Wife gets too cold before the kids get much of the AC in the back.

9/9/2014 12:02:37 PM

elise
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It rocks. And it looks easy enough to make yourself if you don't want to spend the money and don't care about the cute cover.

9/9/2014 12:06:08 PM

se7entythree
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We also have the Noggle. It's awesome.

9/10/2014 10:21:31 AM

elise
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We ended up with the Diono Rainier and I love it. The neoprene like fabric is awesome.

10/14/2014 11:35:10 AM

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Doctor told us that our 2 year old might have Hand Foot and Mouth disease. I just read the previous page . Please God I hope that's not what it is. He had a fever and a spot on the back of his throat but tested negative for strep.

10/21/2014 6:40:10 PM

elise
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Ewwwww. It is just annoying thankfully. Don't let him eat anything really acidic. Maalox helps coat the mouth and throat.

10/22/2014 9:01:06 AM

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Thanks for the advice. He hasn't gotten any worse and his fever has been down for at least 24 hours I think. Hopefully this is it and we don't catch it. My wife is 6 months pregnant.

10/22/2014 10:37:58 AM

elise
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That is unfortunate. Good luck!

10/22/2014 3:29:47 PM

Smath74
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reading about that makes me want to put my kids in a bubble whenever they leave the house

10/23/2014 7:41:11 AM

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Just a follow up. We were very lucky. Our son only had a fever for about a day and just a few spots on the back of his throat. We never caught it from him.

10/27/2014 10:17:51 AM

elise
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Wooo!

10/27/2014 11:26:44 AM

rjrumfel
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When your toddler is 17 months old but taller than most 2 year olds, turning that carseat around becomes very very tempting.

10/28/2014 8:03:29 AM

Smath74
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don't do it. cramped legs are better than internal decapitation.

10/28/2014 8:27:08 AM

elise
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Do you know she is cramped? Or do you think she is because you think it looks cramped? Toddlers are bendy.

10/28/2014 10:27:10 AM

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I really want to put my girl forward facing (16 months old), because I want to interact with her. She doesn't really like riding unless someone is in the back seat and she can see them. I know it's a stupid reason and all the studies show it's safer to keep her rear facing, but it's hard when she hates not being able to see more.

As far as cramped, is your toddler taller than the limits on the carseat?

10/28/2014 10:54:18 AM

Smath74
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my wife has a mirror where she can see into our rear facing carseat. have you tried that?

10/28/2014 1:10:26 PM

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The mirror I have doesn't work well for interaction. But I can reach back and give her a high five and remind her I'm still there. I'll just have to start talking more or something.

10/28/2014 3:56:27 PM

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